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stevento
Feb 21, 2009, 03:50 AM
I still have Tiger and I want to upgrade to Java 1.6. Every time I do a software update, it downloads and installs a new version of java supposedly, but in terminal, i run java -version and it still says 1.5.
help?



Winni
Feb 21, 2009, 04:18 AM
I still have Tiger and I want to upgrade to Java 1.6. Every time I do a software update, it downloads and installs a new version of java supposedly, but in terminal, i run java -version and it still says 1.5.
help?

There is no official Java 6 version available for Tiger. Apple only supports Java 6 on Leopard, and there only on the 64-Bit Intel architecture, meaning you have to have a Core 2 Duo or Xeon CPU; Core Solos and Core Duos are not supported.

However, you can try the Open Source port of Java 6 for FreeBSD, called "Soy Latte":
http://landonf.bikemonkey.org/static/soylatte/

toddburch
Feb 23, 2009, 06:33 PM
And, you have to go to /Applications/Utilities/Java to open the Java preferences app pain to set which JVM you want to use.

Stay on 5. Save your self some headaches.

Zortrium
Feb 23, 2009, 09:33 PM
I can't speak for PowerPC or Tiger users, but I've had no problem running Java 6 on my Intel Macs for all my Java stuff.

toddburch
Feb 23, 2009, 11:09 PM
I can't speak for PowerPC or Tiger users, but I've had no problem running Java 6 on my Intel Macs for all my Java stuff.

You obviously haven't tried writing an Applet that is destined to run in Safari. :eek:

Or been to any web sites that have applets that exploit 1.6 features.

Safari is 32 bit. JDK 1.6 on a Mac is 64 bit only.